Public Health

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A fire erupted Sunday at a petrochemical plant in Deer Park, Texas.
Fire could take two more days to burn out, authorities say
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Consumer advocates charge the move "runs counter to sound science and market...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
water samples
"We need to be monitoring our waters now and we need to think, as a country and...


Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," a new documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the massive lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. With a new Give Toxics the Boot! campaign. "The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the...